Worst car ever
Bought a 2016 model from a dealer few months ago. Car couldn’t accelerate one month later. Took the car to a local Peugeot specialist and changed all spark plugs and paid $400. That didn’t solve the problem and being advised to take my car to a local dealer as they have a special scanning tool. Dealer told me carbon deposits need to be removed since that is the only reason why the car doesn’t accelerate. It is unbelievable that I need to pay $2800 for it and it is a 4 years old car with only 50k kms. 3 month later I could always hear some metal...rattling noise when accelerating. Paid $600 to repair the rear strut mount. Again it is a 4 years old car with only 50k. My 30 years old lander rover 110 would do much better than this. Rattling noise is still there and dealer suggested to replace the rear axle and I have to pay for it as it is just out of warranty. I could only say this is the worst car ever and I have to sell this car at a ridiculously low price. I lost more than $6500 after sold this car... never buy a Peugeot!!!
Powerful engine, comfortable and nice look interior!
this is the best car i ever had , i bought a $4000 used which is very low price , low km with a powerful fuel saving 2.0 diesel engine + a 6 speed manual. The handling is the best compares to other rivals.
The bad things is this model never touch or buy 1.6 turbo petrol with 4speed automatic gearbox, the old school gearbox can't support turbo power will cause many engine and gearbox problems. , it will be a nigtmare.
to have best experiences, choose the right specification.
Purchased in June 2016 for $4,000.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Great customer support
Our 2015 Peugeot 308 suffered a premature deterioration of the engine camshaft timing belt. Car has 50,00km, is over 4 years old and out of warranty. Peugeot covered both labour and parts for a sizeable repair job as a goodwill gesture. Great customer support! Much appreciated.
Purchased in December 2015.
Quality Car with Comfort and Style
The T9 308 is a return to form for Peugeot. Ours is 5 years old and rock solid. It's got every feature under the sun (blindspot monitor, active cruise, speed sign recognition, front and rear sensors/camera and the list goes on). The best seats you will ever find in a small hatch and the genius i-cockpit and small steering wheel. Yes it costs more to service, BUT it only needs to be done once per year and is an exceptionally reliable, comfortable car. You just don't find this sort of quality in the Japanese or Korean makes around the same price. Peugeot has a very exciting future ahead with the quality cars they are now bringing out.
Fantastic Car if you don't mind Hot Air!
I have had the 308 SW since 2014, bought it new. It's been a great car and is very nice to drive. So far I have done 75,000kms. It did take a couple of months to get used to the touch screen and the cruise control. But once you do, you don't need to take your eyes off the road as it does have auto wipers, auto lights, auto handbrake, auto air.
Saying that one of the big let downs with my car is the air conditioning which does not work when the outside temperature is over 25C. On a previous service at Bayside European they said it had a hole i...n the condenser and replaced it under warranty after a long wait. A year later and it's still woeful. If it's over 30C outside, it really feels like it in the car! The only other issue is a leak with the washer fluid, which is not that easy to get to! I tried a different service centre and they didn't even pick up the problem even though they charged me for washer fluid! I never know if they actually do anything when I get my car serviced. In Dandenong they left it with a leaking Oil filter, which I had to pay to fix. They claim the gasket had blown! The navigation system isn't that great compared to using Maps on the iPhone. I wish I had CarPlay so many times. The best thing about the car is the seats do fold flat and I get so much in my car. Unlike all the other wagons I looked at. Also the turbo diesel is very quick off the mark. One other issue I had a warning light that was on and I had to book it into service to find out that the battery needed to be replaced. I should have know as it was 4 years old. The dealer should have known also but then they asked $800 to replace a battery. I had it replaced for half that by Marshall batteries who came to my home and spent an hour taking it all apart to get the battery out. Not an easy job! The dealer also charged $25 just to change the washer fluid cap, which was falling apart and they didn't even pick that up in two years of servicing my car.
Purchased in December 2014 at BOORAN EURO DANDENONG for $40,000.00.
Unreliable car, very poor customer service!
I bought my brand new 308 Allure Premium in 2015. Thats a beautiful car but its not reliable at all! The engine light is on most of the time and Peugeot service center dont have enough knowledge and experience to fix it! Where ever you take your car for service, make sure you dont go to Bayside European Peugeot Service. Not only they dont know how to repair the car, but also they dont have good manner at the front desk!
Purchased in March 2015.
Don't buy a Peugeot
I have owned a Peugeot 308 for just over 3 years and it randomly broke down with the alternator belt snapping. This was caused by a part that was under recall for and had been booked in for this recall. The car was towed to a Peugeot dealer in Perth WA and after 6 weeks the alternator belt finally arrived from France. Further work was then required to fix the cause of the alternator belt breaking. It has since taken 5 months for this repair to be done at a cost of $8000 to us as Peugeot are not prepared to take the blame despite the young age ...of the car and the cause being due to a recalled part. The communication and customer service from Peugeot has been the worst I have experienced with any company and I am seriously considering taking this matter further. This has had a huge impact on me being without a car for 5 month, and now having to try and come up with the money for the repair cost. If I had looked at the websites for feedback more prior to purchasing this vehicle I never would have as many other people appear to have had similar experiences. DO NOT BUY A Peugeot.
Purchased in September 2015 for $48,000.00.
Dont even think about it.
We bought second hand from the first owner. Weve had to fix almost everything on this vehicle. Weve had it serviced regularly. Driven every day for family school runs etc. Great to drive but will cost you a fortune to have serviced and for parts. Look at any other vehicle.
Purchased in July 2016 for $9,500.00.
Please do not buy
Like another poster, I have had my 308 for the last 3 years as a fleet car. I have suffered from constant issues very similar to Mooshie. Constant ignition and spark plug problems. Massive oil leakage problems and various other niggles too multiple to list. The engine light remains on constantly, I have to ignore it now or I would never get any work done as I would need to live at the dealership. If it were my money I would have hired a lawyer to get a refund by now. As I said this is a fleet car so I know many people who drive the 308 and all have the same issues so don’t kid yourself and think I just got a Lemon, it’s endemic across the brand.Do not spend your money on this car.
Purchased in December 2015 for $32,000.00.
Most Unreliable Car Ever
Peugeots look nice & have a functional interior but that accounts for nothing if it breaks down every 5 seconds. This is the worst, most unreliable car I've ever had the misfortune of owning. Let my experience be a warning for others - DO NOT buy a Peugeot. Buy a reliable Japanese or Korean car instead.
In the last 9 months my 2011 petrol wagon with 75,000kms has had the following issues:
- Oil Filter mounting Leak (spewing oil)
- Thermostat housing Leak (spewing coolant)
- Coolant level sensor replaced
- Oil pressure sensor replaced
- Cylinder head cover replaced
- Window washer pump replaced (done twice) ...
Great reliability & fuel efficiency, fantastic rear layout.
Have had for 8 years from new. Commute (on a freeway) every day. Approaching 110,000 kms.
Cannot overstate how useful rear layout in wagon (not just fold-down but completely removable seats) has turned out to be.
Mechanically, have had only trivial issues -- note that this is a manual diesel, not a Petrol & has been mostly freeway commuting. Overall extremely happy with reliability.
Peugeot says to service every 6mo/10,000km but apart from first 2 years I've been doing every 9-12mo.
- Center console LCD fades & is unreadable when temp goes above ~35 degrees. ...
Good car with the lightweight body and cool trim and good on fuel about 6ltr/100kmh. Value for money! The only downside, it needs RON 95 min and synthetic engine fuel which is slightly higher when comes to servicing but with an interval of 15,000 km that is justified. Good car!
Shocking examples of a poorly built car
Where do I begin?...
We have these as our fleet vehicles and I have used 3 different ones over the course of 3 years with one driven the most at 80000km on the clock and around 40000 on the other 2.
The little issues first-
Rear subframe clunk which was filled with expanding foam (I am not kidding) at the dealer as the solution on instruction from Peugeot.
Rear subframe clunk on car 2 just becoming apparent now
Cat converter replaced at 9000km
Multiple electrical faults including non starting, head unit (which controls everything) ...
Used daily to and from work
Serviced on time
Cared for diligently
Pump and oxygen upstream has broken at only 50,000 kms
Quote did not include parts and labour
2650 to fix which is very expensive
No reason provided for the fault
Very disappointed as I have owned 3 Lexus with no problems up to 200000 kms
Love the pug
This is my 3rd Peugeot car. This time I bought a diesel 308. Fantastic fuel for long distance although I usually use it around town. Still good and you can put it on the eco use so the engine stops at the lights. I only need to service the car once a year which is why I love Peugeot and solid European car cheaper the others.
So many features, great look and nice drive.
I drive approximately 80-100kms every day to and from work and it's a great car. Super quick, smooth and fun to drive. So many features including massage seats, heated seats, keyless entry and start. Adaptive cruise is helpful and works well, leather seats are really comfortable and the panoramic roof gives a lot of light. Haven't had any issues and purchased second hand. Only reason it's 4 and not 5 star is how high the fuel consumption is and how sensitive the rain sensor wipers are. The car costs me $90 a week to fill up with 98unleaded and the wipers go pretty fast at the slightest bit of rain.
Great car drove from Switzerland to Germany on the motorways
one main issue I burnt my index finger when starting the car on pressing the silver start button. the sunshine is so strong shining throught the side and front window that the silver start button gets very hot ! . Motivation idea where should the start button be ?
- 308 T7 (2008-2013)
Poor Quality and dreadful support from Peugeot
For about the first year, the car seemed OK, but there was always a constant hesitation that occurs intermittently. Over 15 instances of reporting the intermittent issue still has no resolution. This vehicle has had 3 timing chain repairs, 2 BPGA units replaced, 2 engine decarbs (within 4,000kms of each other), a fuel pump failure and a complete failure of all the central control items like GPS, Radio, CD, heating/cooling and that took 6 weeks to get the parts in. A number of other minor recall issues as well, but I can live with minor issues, ...any car can have those. Calls to Peugeot directly just result in comments like, you don't seem to have had any unusual problems with the car, despite over 15 documented service records indicating it has gone in with a reported problem. And this is a vehicle that is less than 4 years old with just under 60k on it. All of the above failures occurred within 3 years, and at less than 45k, so I think any reasonable person would consider that a problem, but not Peugeot. Seeing some of the other reviews here, and the complete lack of responsibility or care that Peugeot shows for their customers, it almost warrants a class action to force them to compensate consumers who have been caught out paying some $40k for vehicles that do not serve the basic purpose of safe and reliable transport from point A to point B. After the latest issue and repair, I didn't even get home before warning lights started showing up again. I suppose it is an improvement over the time when I didn't even get out of the service centre driveway before the dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree, but if I ask Peugeot, they'd probably again say that it is nothing unusual. Based on the communications with Peugeot by phone, my issues are not unusual, and considered within normal parameters, so that in itself indicates that their vehicles are of extremely poor quality, and the quality of service and assistance Peugeot provide matches the quality of vehicle they provide, ROTTEN.
I bought this car following a severe motor accident involving a leg amputation, and extensive injuries down one side of my body. I had always driven manual cars but now needed an automatic.
I had several requirements: I needed to easily enter the car from a wheelchair; the boot needed to accommodate the wheelchair flat but still have room for more luggage. The front seats needed to be especially supportive and comfortable. I preferred a small medium hatchback.
The 308 met all my requirements and more. It has been a delightful drive. It is q...uiet and smooth. It handles beautifully and has more than enough power from its triple cylinder engine which burbles delightfully when pushed. Fuel consumption on a trip has come in at 5l/100km or less. In city driving this jumps to 6.7l/100km. Still good. One thing that I didn't expect is the less 'frenetic' feel it has than its rivals such as VW, Corolla, Hyundai etc. all of which I drove. Perhaps it is that the triple doesn't sound as if is revving as much as the fours. The interior is clean, functional and dominated by Peugeot.'s Cockpit that consists of a small steering wheel you look over rather through to see instruments. It works for me. The rest of the interior is clean, simple and trimmed with quality materials. The car has been perfect from a service point of view. There have been no problems at all. Costs are reasonable. Good fuel economy is counterbalanced a little by the need for premium grade.
The car is really cool looking when its convertible and it is easy to open and close the cover. However, the downside of it is that the carriage is a bit narrow especially the back seats. The car truck is smaller than the usual car as part if it used to store the cover.
Questions & Answers
I have a fault on my roof going down, it keeps on saying there is a fault, attend immediately. What is wrong with it?
|Category||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||15" Steel||15" Steel||16" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||4.6 L/100km||5.2 L/100km||5 L/100km||5.1 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||53 L||53 L||53 L||53 L|
|Engine||3 Cylinder 1.2L||3 Cylinder 1.2L||3 Cylinder 1.2L||3 Cylinder 1.2L|
|Max Power||96kW @ 5500rpm||96kW @ 5500rpm||96kW @ 5500rpm||96kW @ 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||230Nm @ 1750rpm||230Nm @ 1750rpm||230Nm @ 1750rpm||230Nm @ 1750rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||France||France||France||France|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014|
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